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Re: Grub Manual

On Saturday 20 October 2007, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>On Sat, 20 Oct 2007, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> > > ... At first look at what it takes in the file /grub/grub.conf to
>> > > boot a Linux system.
>> >
>> > quite simply, there is no file named "/grub/grub.conf".
>> That's where grub will find it, assuming /boot is a separate
>> partition from the OS perspective since grub does not have access to
>> anything else during the boot process.  And the place you think the
>> grub.conf file lives is really a symlink.
>*sigh*.  i'm aware of all that -- i was simply pointing out that, not
>two paragraphs into his allegedly new-and-improved GRUB tutorial, karl
>referred his readers explicitly to a file that simply does not exist,
>with no caveat about how this relates to /boot or separate partitions
>or anything else that would explain why, if the reader went looking
>for that file, they'd never find it.
For FC6 at any rate, it does exist.  From an ls -l /boot/grub:
-rw------- 1 root root   2781 Oct 20 12:57 grub.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     11 Nov  9  2006 menu.lst -> ./grub.conf

And in /etc:
[root coyote audit]# ls -l /etc/grub.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Nov  9  
2006 /etc/grub.conf -> ../boot/grub/grub.conf

That's not saying it hasn't been moved in later releases, but that's how it is 
for FC6.

>and, at this point, i think i'll just go back to spectating and being
>amused.  trying to educate karl is sort of like, well, like this:
>Robert P. J. Day
>Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
>Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to
be discarded:  that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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